Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 20:40:10 +1300
From: Richard Sutherland-Smith <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 2.3lpt PCV/breather hose burst

In message <> hohnospamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson) wrote: > In article <>, > Dave Hinz <> wrote: > > > That is consistant with what I'm seeing. The inside of the big hose was > > actually _gummy_. So that's normal-ish of a failure mode then? > > These hoses has a hard time in certain cars and will get all mushy/sticky > and/or fall into pieces. Some engines doesn't seem to be as har on the > hoses. I have never replaced any of these hoses on my 1999 9-5. Perhaps > different engine oils have different additives that the hoses can tolerate > more or less. > > > I'm thinking > > the reason it won't run is that that turns into un-measured air and throws > > off the mixture, does that make sense? > > Yes. Any failure that lets extra air in after it has meen through the > air mass meter will create more or less problems for the engine management. > If you let enough air in the engine will simply not run. Surely 9-5s do not have an AMM!! They stopped using them during the 9000 run, and I assume all this work is now done by the sensing plugs and the Trionic system? -- Richard Sutherland-Smith 19 Webb Road, Wanganui 5001, New Zealand

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